Very few human rights organization have such vast litigation opportunities. HRLN deals with all the issues that I think are important for us to address as a country. And its active litigation, all our petitions and initiatives are aimed at bringing about radical change, so that really charges me up.
I was in Muzaffarnagar in 2013 when the riots broke out. The way I understood it, it was a result of conspiring state authorities along with big failure on the part of law and order institutions. I realized how easy it is to ignite tension and create polarisation. The situation could have been handled with efficient law and order, but 72 people had to die, thousands were displaces and became refugees in their own country. I was studying for judicial services then and I just left and came to Delhi with the intent to litigate for marginalized communities and give them a legal avenue to safeguard their fundamental rights. I had interned at HRLN in 2009 so I knew this was the place.